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The Mediating Role of Family Acceptance and Conflict on Suicidality among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Prior research suggests sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth are profoundly impacted by levels of parental support. This study assessed mediating effects of generalized family acceptance and conflict on lifetime suicidal behaviors among a large diverse sample comprising both SGM and non-SGM youth in early adolescence, when intervention to optimize family dynamics may be critical.

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authors: David A. Klein, Anwar E. Ahmed, Mikela A. Murphy, Arielle T. Pearlman, Nia Johnson, Joshua C. Gray & Natasha A. Schvey

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